After being on and off the market for the last four years, an infamous San Juan Capistrano mansion has found a buyer for $3.75 million, down just over 34% from the initial asking price.
In June 2016, the home had listed at $5.695 million. It dropped that July to $4.995 million and continued to fall. By May 2020, it was listed at $3.999 million.
The house has changed ownership twice after Ashton Sachs shot and killed his parents and left his then 8-year-old brother paralyzed as they slept one night in February 2014.
Sachs, one of five children in a tight-knit family, also attempted to shoot his then 17-year-old sister. He is now serving life in prison for the attack at his family’s former home.
Perched on a hill in the Peppertree Bend community, the house was built in 1982 and extensively renovated by previous owner SB Spring LLC. The investor paid $2.995 million for it in November 2015, property records show.
The 9,200-square-foot residence unfolds across a terraced 1-acre slope. It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and loads of entertaining space — think a formal dining room, home theater and wet bar.
In the kitchen, all-white cabinets and countertops, commercial-grade appliances and a center island with seating outfit the area. Nearby is a breakfast nook.
The house has a temperature-controlled wine cellar, gym, sauna and steam room.
“True to modernism design,” the listing reads, “the site consists of varying cubist structures comprised of steel and glass bringing in an abundance of light and offering an indoor/outdoor experience.”
Skylights and oversized windows fill the main house with natural light and frame views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Outside features include a swimming pool, spa, waterfalls, patios and a poolhouse with office space.
Sean Stanfield of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty handled both sides of the deal but declined to comment on the sale. Seth Nelson of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty co-listed the property.Related Articles
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